Jeremiah Walsh | Executive Director & Head Coach
Ascension was the brainchild of Jeremiah. His primary focus is providing the vision and strategic leadership for Ascension. Through his insights both into people and the world of tennis, he is uniquely positioned to drive the future of this exciting organization. His breadth of knowledge and experience is unparalleled and provides the foundation for success of the programs. Something else…
Although he was born and raised here in Redding, much of his training and experience has come from outside this immediate area. His credentials include 1. Attending the Van Der Meers Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina 2. Being the Head Coach of the Virginia Military Institute Men’s Tennis team making him the youngest Division I Head Coach at the age of 24. 3. Starting a tennis facility management company where he received the USTA National Programming Award for Excellence. 4. Leading the University of Northern Colorado men’s tennis program through the transition to Division I and the Big Sky Conference. 5.. Before returning home to Redding, he was the Head Coach at Southern Oregon University where the team set a new school record for single season win percentage.
Jeremiah is married to Lindsay and the proud father of two young sons, Wyatt and Gradyn.
Jo Campbell | Program Manager & Mental Training Coach
Jo’s organizational management experience and commitment to detail is imperative to the success of Ascension. She along with Jeremiah formulated the structure and programs that currently benefit the Ascension players.
Her background is also varied and wide as a psychological clinician. She has spent her career working with individuals, groups, families and organizations to recognize challenges and obstacles, while applying specific strategies and methods to cope with and overcome those challenges. As a member of the coaching staff, she is able to combine her love of athletics and performance with her clinical skills. She brings innovation, energy and a unique insight to her endeavors that yield targeted results and identifiable outcomes.
Jo received her professional training at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, while completing her undergraduate degree in Social Work. She then continued her education at the University of Kansas, School of Social Work as a member of the school’s Advance Standing Master Social Work student class.
Jo is married to Stephen and the proud parents of Shaw and Seth.